Fugitive Recovery Agent
Today I am going to talk about being a Fugitive Recovery Agent. Law enforcement has sought out criminals and people who are fugitives for years. Back when Wyatt Erp was a law man there were bounty hunters. Bounty hunters are men or women who hunt down individuals who do not pay a bond. I will explain how to become a recovery agent, I will be talking and demonstrating steps to apprehend a fugitive, and I will tell you some laws around a fugitive recovery agent.
I. Fugitive Recovery Agents are contracted by bail bondsmen to bring in people who posted bail and then failed to appear on their court date. Getting these people back, without incident, is important to the bail bondsman. In order to become an agent there are requirements. TENNESSEE CODE ANNOTATED TITLE 40 CRIMINAL PROCEDURE CHAPTER 11 BAIL Part 3-- Professional Bondsmen 40-11-301
A. The agent must be authorized by the bail or depositor of bail to apprehend a bail/fugitive.
B. Must have a bail license from another state
C. Must be at least 18years of age
D. Must have completed a 40-hour power of arrest course
E. Must have completed a 12-hour pre-licensing bail education
F. Must not have been convicted of a felony
II. I will demonstrate what to say when apprehending a fugitive and I will explain how to detain them. This process is not always easy but with some fugitives it is. Always be very cautious and always expect the worst.
III. These are some laws that I abide by:
A. A. recovery agent has to have a hand gun permit to carry.
B. Tenn. Code Ann. ÃÂ§40-11-133 allows a bounty hunter to arrest a bail jumper "at any place in this state," necessarily including the bail jumper's residence. Tennessee courts would likely conclude that a bounty hunter may, if necessary, use reasonable force to enter the bail jumper's residence.
C. Although Tenn. Code Ann. ÃÂ§40-11-133 allows a bounty hunter to arrest a bail jumper "at any place in this state," Tennessee courts would likely conclude that a bounty hunter cannot violate applicable criminal statutes with respect to a third party while doing so.
D. Tenn. Code Ann. ÃÂ§40-11-133 applies to bounty hunters arresting a suspect wanted by another state; Tenn. Code Ann. ÃÂ§40-9-104 and other extradition statutes may be applicable to bounty hunters.
In conclusion, I have demonstrated how to become a fugitive recovery agent. It is not an easy job but can be very rewarding even with out the pay. Knowing that I will be going home at night is the thing that makes me happy.